Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hello voters. Are you ready?

I won't tell you how to vote, but you know I'm gonna tell you to vote! And fortunately, (or unfortunately, depending on how the robocalls go), we've got plenty of time to get to know the candidates for all the upcoming elections. There are several announced candidates for Mayor of Baltimore, all of them worth listening to. (Well, except for that goofball Baltimore City Circuit Court clerk Frank Conaway, "the perennial mayoral candidate," as the Baltimore Sun politely calls him.)

One serious candidate worth listening to is Otis Rolley. He's said some interesting things about promoting neighborhood revitalization and sustainability, and making city government more accountable.  BmoreLocal will be hosting a "meet & greet" with Rolley tomorrow, July 1 at Atomic Books in Hampden. I don't like to send people out of the neighborhood on First Friday, but maybe we can sneak to Hampden at 7 pm and make it back for a drink at Hamilton Tavern afterwards?

Now, if only there was a serious candidate running against Councilman Curran, maybe we would actually see those road improvements in Westfield that he always promises at the neighborhood meetings, instead of  living in the limboland that exists on Harford Road between the revitalized sidewalks and roadways of Hamilton and Parkville ...

Friday, June 24, 2011

18th Annual Hamilton Street Festival & Car Show Set for July 30

Hard to believe it's been a year already since the last festival, but the good folks down at the Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street are gearing up for another great time. If you're interested in signing up to be a vendor, there are forms to fill out -- you can download them at the Hamilton-Lauraville Festival Forms page.

Last year I got there a little late in the day, but there were still plenty of choices for food and beverage, and lots of great music on stage. 

Make plans to attend -- you won't regret it!

Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street News has the flyer on their website with more details and some, um, "interesting" patrons. Click here to see the flyer.